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ECI Advocacy in Action

May 9, 2017

Last week the National Strategy for Women and Girls 2017-2020 was published and ECI was delighted to see several of our recommendations reflected in the Strategy...

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Update on School Aged Childcare

April 4, 2017

You will recall that the Action Plan on School Age Childcare was launched at the last Early Years Forum meeting on 6th March 2017. The Action Plan sets out the actions that the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Department of Education and Skills need to undertake in order to deliver a child centred and effective model of school age childcare.

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Early Years Capital 2017

March 23, 2017

Applications for Early Years Capital 2017 open tomorrow Friday 24th March 2017. Applications are made using the online application form that is accessed and submitted through the PIP portal.

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Support Point Update 28th Feb 2017

February 28, 2017

This week we have information on breaks for employees, foreign qualifications and the registration of a service expanding to a new location.

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Support Point Update 14th Feb 2017

February 14, 2017

Information on recruiting staff, Pobal compliance visits and the use of hand dryers in settings.

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Newsflash: Update on Affordable Childcare Scheme (ACS)

January 25, 2017

The key areas to be covered by the legislation underpinning the new Affordable Childcare Scheme (ACS) will be published on the DCYA website shortly along with updated FAQs.

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Support Point Update 25th Jan 2017

January 25, 2017

Changes in minimum wage, information for parents, and a question on higher capitation.

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CCS Resettlement, Relocation and Transition 2016/2017

January 25, 2017

Early Childhood Ireland welcomes the publication of additional detail about the CCS Resettlement, Relocation and Transition 2016/2017, which will support children experiencing homelessness in Dublin to access 15 hours of free childcare per week for up to 33 weeks in 2017.

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Year in Review: 2016

January 10, 2017

2016 was a year dominated by change both here in Ireland and across the world stage. Early Childhood Ireland’s main focus was on the developments which impacted on our sector such as the roll-out of the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) and of course the Affordable Childcare Scheme (ACS).

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